It’s exhausting to live our lives. You know what is even more exhausting, attempting to live others lives!
Do you ever catch yourself judging another’s life?
Here you are, living your life the best you know how, when you notice someone else is doing their life wrong….ever been in this situation? It’s so hard to focus on your life and every choice you make. It’s even harder to worry about others’ choices.
God knows this about us. Which is why he gives us guidance in several ways.
God asks love of us. He want us to love Him, one another and ourselves. That’s it.
“Jesus chose you to be his friend. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted YOU, in order to bring Him praise.” Romans 15:7
WOW. God accepts me? How I am right now! And all he asks is that we accept others?
“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us ENCOURAGE one another. “Hebrews 10:24-25
So, instead of worrying about what someone else is doing that we don’t like, we need to focus on encouraging each other in love and good deeds.
God wants us to sharpen each other. (Proverbs 27:17) .
He wants us all to be better, together.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!“Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
We can complain all day about how the other lives. Or we can be thankful that for some reason,they have crossed our paths. They may not be on the same page now, but at one time, even if only for a moment, they were.
“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.” Leviticus 19:18